Virginia Professional Auto Repair
    • “…What’s That Smell?” the Everything Auto Blog: Automotive Air Conditioning Series Part 2

      May is almost here and even warmer weather is surely on its way! That’s why we want to make sure that your car’s air conditioning system is in tip-top shape before the temps make driving sans A/C a ...

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    • Summer Is Coming, Time to Check Your AC

      Summer weather is heating up here in Hampton Roads! If your air conditioning isn’t blowing as cold as it should, call or stop by the Newport News/Newport News location for a free AC check-up. If we ...

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    • Engine Air Filters

      The dreaded check engine light came on in my car a couple days ago, so I asked one of our wonderful mechanics to check and see what the problem was. It turns out driving down my long gravel driveway ...

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    • November Special: Free Travel Safe Checkup

      November and December are two of the most heavily traveled months of the year. Between holiday visiting, students going back and forth between college and shopping, your vehicle goes through a lot ...

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    • Why Replace My Timing Belt?

      At your vehicle’s last service appointment, did the auto technician recommend timing belt replacement? Did you decline it based on cost? Waiting to replace an old timing belt is a giant gamble and the ...

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    • Tune up for What? Get $50 off Your Tune-Up in August

      When was your vehicle’s last engine tune-up? Don’t remember? You’re not alone. Thanks to better, more technologically advanced engine components, people these days tend to neglect the tune-up until ...

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    • American Pride Automotive Honored as Governor’s Virginia Business Spotlight

      We are so grateful to the office of the Governor for featuring American Pride Automotive in the latest Virginia Business Spotlight. Thank you, Governor McAuliffe, for your kind words and support. We ...

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    • State Inspections for Our Community: Colonial Revolution MTB

      Through our State Inspections for the Community program, we are proud to have been able to support Colonial Revolution MTB . Colonial Revolution supports our area youth (our future) by guiding them ...

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    • Our Latest Family Service Day in Toano

      On May 2, we celebrated Family Service Day at the American Pride Automotive Toano location and had beautiful weather and a great time! Not familiar with Family Service Day? It’s a program that started ...

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    • That Noise Sounds Expensive!- Finding the Source of Vehicle Noise

      We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the highway minding your own business and then you hear it: “Cl-clunk cl-clunk cl-cunk cl-clunk…” An unfamiliar, frightening noise coming from under your ...

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    • Car Overheating? There’s a Reason for That.

      The water pump is one place coolant can leak, be sure to have the timing belt and water pump changed on time. Although a great car may be aesthetically pleasing on the outside and have tons of ...

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  • FAQ
    • FAQ's

      ONCE I HAVE REGISTERED MY VEHICLE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, HOW LONG DO I HAVE BEFORE MY VEHICLE MUST BE INSPECTED? There is no grace period. Once you have registered a vehicle with the Division of ...

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    • Selling Your Car Faqs

      If You’re Interested in Selling Us Your Car, These Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs) Will Help You Understand the Process and Your Options. What Do You Do with My Car? Once we have given you cash for ...

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    • Auto Repair Faq: When Should I Get a Wheel Alignment?

      A vehicle’s wheels are an important component of its overall suspension system, and when out of alignment, they can wreak havoc on the car as a whole. The challenge as a car owner is knowing when a ...

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    • Jasper Engines and Transmissions in Williamsburg, VA

      TRUSTED JASPER ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION PARTNER Your vehicle’s powertrain can last for hundreds of thousands of miles with proper maintenance and minor repairs in most cases. Unfortunately, major, ...

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    • January Only: Half off Wiper Blades with an Oil Change

      Love Your Windshield This Month with 1/2 off Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement with Any Oil Change! Start the year off with better vision and an oil change for your car. Winter means tougher driving ...

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    • What Is Leaking From My Car?

      Sometimes one of the first signs of a car trouble is a mysterious puddle of fluid under the vehicle on the driveway. The first instinct for many car owners is to assume an oil leak, but that may or ...

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    • January Only: Half off Wiper Blades with an Oil Change

      Love Your Windshield This Month with 1/2 off Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement with Any Oil Change! Start the year off with better vision and an oil change for your car. Winter means tougher driving ...

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    • Faq: What Color Should Transmission Fluid Be?

      While the color of new automatic transmission fluid varies between vehicles, it is generally a bright red. As miles are put on the car (especially with inconsistent transmission maintenance), the ...

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    • Most Common Reasons for the Check Engine Light

      It’s one of every vehicle owner’s most dreaded moments. You’re driving to work, minding your own business, when suddenly….the check engine light pops up on the dash. Ugh! In addition to having to take ...

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    • Tips for Buying a Car for Your New Grad

      Graduation season is right around the corner, which means several parents of young adults will soon be searching for the perfect car. Here are our top tips for choosing a vehicle as a graduation gift: ...

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    • The Modern Family Vehicle

      Ford has completely redesigned both function and value with the Ford Flex. The Ford Flex takes all the best aspects of a minivan and SUV and gives it a sleek comfortable design. Tons of cabin space, ...

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    • Check out the New Face of Hyundai

      Just last week we picked up a sweet new addition to the lot. The Genesis is the poster child for Hyundai’s completely redesigned automobile line. Everything about this vehicle stands out from it’s ...

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    • Tire Pressure and Temperature

      It’s a common occurrence, but many people wonder if they should worry when the “tire pressure” light comes on after a cold snap. Especially in extreme temperature changes like the kinds we experience ...

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    • FAQ: Is It Safe to Buy Used Tires for My Car?

      Tires that are in good condition thanks to smart driving, suspension maintenance , and regular alignment are a driver’s best friend when it comes to overall vehicle safety. But when tires outlive ...

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    • Tire Buying Tips

      Buying new tires for your car, truck, van or SUV can be a daunting challenge. There are so many choices and advertisements, it’s hard to know what’s right for your vehicle and the way you drive. ...

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    • Tips for Buying a Car for Your New Grad

      Graduation season is right around the corner, which means several parents of young adults will soon be searching for the perfect car. Here are our top tips for choosing a vehicle as a graduation gift: ...

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    • Used Cars That Fit You.

      A young man recently came to our lot looking for a new used car. We asked him what he is most concerned about when it comes to his ideal vehicle. He said, “I want a car that 1) is dependable, 2) ...

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    • Used Car Loans...Everything You Need to Know.

      This week we’re recycling a blog post that’s an oldie but a goodie! People come to us all the time with the same and similar questions about used car loan financing. Are you looking to take out a loan ...

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